Bobcats losing streak extends to eleven with extra-inning loss to Manhattan


Photo: Rob Ramussen

Keith Savage

The Bobcats lost a tough one to the Manhattan Jaspers in the second game of a Wednesday doubleheader between the two sides. The game was surprisingly low scoring with the score ending 4-3.

The game was a pitcher’s duel throughout the afternoon by Nicole Williams of the Jaspers and the Bobcats’ Julia Woeste. Williams won the duel by only allowing eight hits and two runs compared to Woeste’s ten hits and four runs.

Even though Woeste did not get out of this game with a win, it was still an amazing performance.

As a team, pitching has been a huge struggle for Quinnipiac, with a team ERA over eight. Woeste could be the second pitching option that is much needed for this Bobcats team.

She pitched the entire game, finishing with one strikeout through ten innings.

In the first inning, freshman Gianna Palmisano was walked with bases loaded for an early 1-0 lead for Quinnipiac. There was not a single hit in the inning, but the Bobcats had a great eye and walked four times.

The Jaspers’ first run did not come until the fourth inning when sophomore Lauren Rende flew out to right field, scoring freshman Lily from third to tie the game at one.

Later in the inning, sophomore Gabrielle Mazzotta hit a single to give Manhattan a 2-1 lead.

In the sixth inning, freshman Karolyn Walker was able to score off a single by sophomore Cy Gonzalez to tie the game. The Bobcats couldn’t capitalize with a runner in scoring position and the score was 2-2 going into the seventh.

Both teams could not get a run in until the 10th inning. The Jaspers had a gigantic triple from junior Kylie Carr to break the tie and give them a 3-2 lead.

The next at-bat, sophomore Kaitlyn Flood hit a single to center field to bring Carr home. The Bobcats were now down 4-2 going into the bottom of the 10th.

Quinnipiac got the winning run on base after Gonzalez was able to get another huge RBI to score Palmisano and have Walker advance to third. However, senior Kayla Jensen grounded out to third to end the game.

The Bobcats fall to 1-11 while the Jaspers are now 8-6. Quinnipiac is now on an 11-game losing streak after winning the season opener vs Rider.

It has a chance to end the losing streak this weekend with a four-game series against Niagara Purple Eagles.